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Sun, 2011-04-17 15:41Emma Pullman
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Don't Be Fooled: Fossil Fools Fund Latest Climate Skeptic Petition

The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) recently published a flashy headline that reads, 900+ Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism Of “Man-Made” Global Warming (AGW) Alarm’. The article links to a blog post on Populartechnology.net listing more than 900 papers which, according to the GWPF, refute “concern relating to a negative environmental or socio-economic effect of AGW, usually exaggerated as catastrophic.”

The “900+ papers” list is supposed to somehow prove that a score of scientists reject the scientific consensus on climate change. One might be persuaded by the big numbers. We’re not.

William JR Alexander

William JR Alexander

 Credentials

  • Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Civil and Biosystems Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa. [1]

 Background

Alexander is a retired professor of Civil and Biosystems Engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

He spent the later years of his career helping develop water resource and flood analysis methods, in addition to “disaster mitigation and climate change studies.” [2]

Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen

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Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen

 Credentials

  • Doctorate in “International Relations researching into environmental issues in international and also national politics.”
  • Ph.D. in “marine pollution control in the Law of the Sea negotiations.”
  • Master's Degree, physical geography.
  • Master's Degree, social science.

Source: [1]

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